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Archive for January 23, 2014

A Salute to New York Concertmaster

Glenn Dicterow

New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow gets to share the spotlight (or hot seat) on Thursday’s broadcast of the New York Philharmonic when they perform Ein Heldenleben by Richard Strauss. He comments, “That’s one way to get one’s feet wet: trial by fire.

Elgar in WWI

Edward_Elgar

By 1915, the bulk of Edward Elgar’s success was behind him; Europe was on a path to self-destruction; and music had taken a sharp turn toward modernism—a ride he wasn’t about to take in the sixth decade of life. It was the Polish conductor Emil Mlynarski who asked Elgar to write a piece benefiting wartime more…